Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held March 18, 2002 (8:15 p.m.)


Attendees: Herb Kreling, Don Pottier, Ted Macias, David Villeneuve, Brenda Spearman, Frank Dugal,

††††††††††††††† ††† Al Tweddle, Jim Robertson, George Blake


The beginning of the meeting began with a slide Show of Petrie Island. Some discussion of the plans indicated in the slide presentation.




The Agenda was accepted on a motion by David Villeneuve, and seconded by Brenda Spearman.


Request to changes the minutes to correct Ronís last name to be Hamelin, and Davidís last name to be listed as Villeneuve.

The amended minutes with the above changes were approved on a motion by David Villeneuve and seconded by Brenda Spearman.


An up to date operating report was presented by Don Pottier. There are still outstanding invoices as well as rink grants, but we should be in good shape. The final Treasurers report will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

Treasurer's report was accepted on a motion by Don and seconded by David.


Councillor Kreling

The highlights for the City budget (2002) are out. There was a good turn out for the Budget meeting.

A meeting on April 9 will discuss the usage of the Cumberland Legacy Fund. There will be a proposal at that time to use a large portion of these funds on the beach development at Petrie Island.

Recreation Committee

As provided by Frank Dugal

There is no money set aside for the sub committees to operate at this point. The recreation committee has asked for funding of approximately $18,000.00. The committee is looking at how it can cover all areas of the City. Presently the group is meeting once a month.

Canada Day

There were concerns regarding the date of the next Canada Day meeting. Dave would confirm the new date of Wed. March 27 via email.

Rink Report

No report

The FCA needs to look at the rink operations for next year. Frank pointed out that some areas such as Gloucester contract out their rink operations.


The newsletter will be out at the end of April, in advance of the Annual General meeting. Don is still struggling with a format that will produce the best quality in print. Herb recommended S and G printing on St. Joseph Blvd.

Open Discussion

Herb pointed out that recreation groups including groups operating the rinks are looking at the possibility of combining their interests through the Community Associations. David summarized the recent email consensus that the FCA prefers to stay within our own group for most issues excluding recreation. An Orleans group recreation might be a good idea. Herb will invite the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the various associations to look at joining recreation issues.

The Star and the Journal seem to be arriving at more homes since Herb called the Community newspapers.

Don has sent a press release to the Community newspapers with the date of the Annual General meeting and the Garage Sale.

Most of the Tulips are gone to the various groups, and will be displayed at City Hall.

The friends of Petrie Island have asked for funding in excess of $10,000.00 from the Trillium Foundation to support interpretive programs.


Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.Next meeting Monday, April 15, 2002 at the Ray Friel Centre Meeting Room.


Minutes prepared by Brenda Spearman